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  • News Mantis Burn Racing On Switch Will Include Cross-Play Support

    Race against rival platforms

    VooFoo Studios has announced its top-down racer Mantis Burn Racing will include cross-play support. This makes it the fourth game on the Nintendo Switch to include this feature. Previously announced cross-play titles for the system include Minecraft, Rocket League and the recently announced third-person shooter

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Cat Quest Tentatively Positioned for a November Launch

    A "Mew Game Mode" is coming too

    One of the many promising games on the horizon for the Switch eShop is that of Cat Quest, an open world RPG adventure that stars a whole lot of cats. It was announced for the Switch way back in May, with a promised release date of sometime in 2017, and now it seems that the developers are zeroing in on launch day...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Cat Quest
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    Review Brave Dungeon + Dark Witch Story:COMBAT

    Dungeon crawling and rock paper scissors - together at last!

    Coming up to the Halloween season, one might be looking for something appropriately eerie on the Switch eShop, and the word 'witch' on its own might immediately get the spook sensors reacting. Unless you have a severe phobia of cute anime characters and turn-based battling, it seems...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Brave Dungeon

YesterdayMon, 16th Oct 2017

  • News The Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Ultra Challenge Pack DLC is Now Live

    Time to buy the season pass?

    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a bit of a gem, but beyond its core campaign it's also had a low profile 'Season Pass'. Though it's been available to buy from the front screen of the game since launch, it's had very little publicity. Up to now the only content available has been in the form of 'pixel' and steampunk...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Mario + Rabbids
  • News Switch eShop Adds New Section for Discounted Games

    A welcome improvement

    The Switch eShop catalogue is getting better with each passing week, but even with the rapidly increasing number of titles available the simplistic store design has stayed largely the same. A couple of complaints have been around visibility, particularly in easily finding demos and games that are on discount; one of those...

    • Switch eShop
    • Update
  • News Rainway Streaming App Continues to Push the Switch Version, Teasing Cuphead Footage

    But will it ever make it to the system?

    One of the intriguing plotlines of the early months of the Switch was the very public efforts of those behind the Rainway streaming app to promote its future on the system. If you need a reminder, it's an app that allows you to stream a PC to a variety of devices via web browser technology; utilising this the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rainway App
  • Deals Grab Super Mario Odyssey On Digital Download For A Nice Price In The UK

    Retail and download price match

    Super Mario Odyssey for Switch is not far away now; it's hard to imagine but on 27th October the game will be out in the wild. While collecting the physical version of the game will be nice (who doesn't want this box on their gaming shelf?) - changing the cart in your Switch won't be as much fun. Given that Super...

    • Deals
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Amazon
  • Soapbox Breath Of The Wild Is Amazing, But Is It The 3D Zelda That Enthusiasts Expected?

    Now hold your Eponas…

    In this Soapbox article, Nintendo Life contributor Arjun talks about Breath of the Wild and its nature as a '3D Zelda game'. Before I begin, let me clarify one thing - Breath of the Wild is one of the best games I have ever played. Pun intended, it truly is a breath of fresh air when it comes to video games in general, and...

    • Breath of the Wild
    • Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Wii U
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo of America Launches Its Holiday Gift Guide Website

    Ninty wants you to buy everything

    Uh oh, prepare your wallets, the festive season is almost upon us. A genuinely lovely time of the year that's always very efficient at emptying bank accounts; naturally Nintendo is hoping you'll throw some of your holiday money its way. Every year Nintendo of America puts together a holiday website to point fans...

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    Review The Flame in the Flood

    A river ride to die for

    At first glance, The Flame in the Flood depicts a beautifully crafted world with its use of stylized art and charming audio. What isn't quickly apparent about The Molasses Flood’s debut title is that it actually details the harsh reality of survival. Hunger, thirst, sleep, broken legs and bear attacks, it's all part of a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Flame in the Flood
  • News DOOM Confirmed for Nintendo Switch Launch on 10th November

    Welcome to your DOOM

    One of the most notable third party releases coming up for the Switch later this year is DOOM, which held up really well in our hands-on preview; an impressive feat for the diminutive system. While we knew that the game was targeted for a Q4 release this year, Bethesda has revealed today that the launch date will be 10th...

    • DOOM
    • Release Date
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News New Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Screens Show Off Dromarch, Who You Can Ride Through the World

    We're sure they don't mind

    If you think way back to the original January review trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, there was a brief moment where we saw a character riding a Blade we now know as Dromarch, and the creature has since been seen running alongside the party in various sequences from more recent trailers. Keeping up the steady flow of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • News Downloading WWE 2K18 Requires 32GB Of MicroSD Storage Space

    Big in every respect

    WWE 2K18 may not have a solid release date on Switch yet, but that might be a blessing in disguise because if you're keen on playing it, you now have plenty of time to invest in a sizeable MicroSD card (or two). It has been revealed that to download the game you will need a MicroSD card with at least 32GB of storage spa

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • WWE 2K18
  • News The Analogue Super Nt Is The Ultimate SNES Clone, And You Can Pre-Order Now

    FPGA, 1080p, zero lag, total accuracy, complete compatibility, $189.99

    Retro hardware specialist Analogue has lifted the lid on its next major project, the Analogue Super Nt. Like the Analogue Nt and Analogue Nt Mini before it, the Super Nt uses Field Programmable Gate Arra

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • Analogue
    • Super Nt
    • Hardware
  • News BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Is Brawling Its Way To Switch In 2018

    2v2 action on the move!

    Arc System Works has revealed that BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle will be coming to Nintendo Switch next year. The game - which includes characters from BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth and RWBY - is also coming to the PlayStation 4 and Windows, and will focus on 2v2 battles...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • BlazBlue
  • Feature Getting Reacquainted With Tamagotchi, The Original Virtual Pet

    Party like it's 1997

    Back in June 1997, the cover of Computer & Video Games – then one of the UK's biggest-selling specialist gaming magazines – was packed with the most popular titles of the time, as well as some familiar faces. Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog took center stage, with news from the '97 Tokyo Game Show regarding the company's...

    • Features
    • Tamagotchi
    • Retro
    • Bandai
  • News Mystery World Dizzy NES Kickstarter Passes Goal In Double-Quick Time

    Limited to 500 copies

    The Oliver Twins will be well-know to any British gamer who grew up during the Spectrum era, but the duo also produced games for the NES. Dizzy remains by far their most famous creation, and a lost NES title will be hitting the market early next year thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. Mystery World Dizzy, as we've al

    • Retro
    • NES
    • Dizzy
    • Kickstarter
  • News 90s-Inspired Shooter Dead End Job is Heading to Nintendo Switch

    Put those pests to rest!

    Ant Workshop, the studio behind recent, twin-stick focused puzzler Binaries, has announced that their latest project Dead End Job will be coming to Nintendo Switch next year. The game is a twin-stick shooter that sees you take on the role of Hector Plasm, (an employee of a paranormal pest control company called...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Detective Pikachu Movie Will Start Filming In London In January

    Not long to go!

    It seems like a lifetime ago that we first found out about the Detective Pikachu movie; over a year has passed since Legendary Pictures secured the rights to the franchise. The project finally seems to be going ahead, though, as a production listing for the movie has been created stating that filming will begin on January 15, 2018 in...

    • Pokemon
    • Movies
    • Detective Pikachu

Sunday15th Oct 2017

  • Editorial Nintendo's Surprising Fanbase is a Major Strength, Which Bodes Well for Switch

    Gaming for all

    As a '90s kid I was only really aware of two main groups of gamers - kids and teenagers. It was a pre-internet age, so the points of reference were limited, but I doubt I was that far off. 'Gaming' had been a thing in the '70s and '80s, of course, but a rapid expansion of the industry - after Atari somewhat went off a cliff - was...

    • Features
    • Editorial
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The Flame in the Flood Has "Smashed" Its Launch Targets on the Switch eShop

    "It’s had its best ever day on any console"

    The Nintendo Switch userbase may well still be modest in size, due to the system only being 7.5 months old, but it's evidently eager for new experiences on the system. Smaller publishers and developers have benefitted from this and there have been a number of heartening examples of studios being...

    • Switch eShop
    • Curve Digital
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    Switch eShop

    Review Yono And The Celestial Elephants

    An Elephant's Solstice

    Yono and the Celestial Elephants is an intriguing game from a design standpoint. While it looks the part of an educational cartoon meant for toddlers, within it hides a tale with a deep context meant for adults. The action feels like it belongs somewhere in-between these conflicting ideals. But does it work as a whole? Yono...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Yono And The Celestial Elephants
  • News Nintendo is Reportedly Eager to See More Mature Games on the Switch

    Targeting a wide audience

    There's little doubt that, aside from occasional exceptions, Nintendo hardware in the DS / Wii and 3DS / Wii U generations was seen as mostly family friendly, offering colourful and safe gaming experiences. There were some mature games, of course, but far less than you'd see on other gaming platforms; games like The...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review The King of Fighters '95

    Unneeded fighter?

    Having already given us the ‘98, ’94, ‘99 and 2000 editions (in that order), HAMSTER now jumps back in time to give us The King of Fighters ‘95. As only the second entry in the series it lacks some of the features of later games, but the aim remains the same: pick a team and defeat a bunch of others on your way to a...

    • Reviews
    • King of Fighters
    • Switch eShop
  • News Team Vampire Triumphs in Latest Splatoon 2 Splatfest

    Yeah, just pick Pearl's team from now on

    It seems like a shame that we're back to separate Splatfest themes between Europe and North America, especially if you're in Europe. With the original Splatoon NA had neat licensed battles that skipped Europe, and recently us PAL gamers had a Splatoon 2 battle over toilet paper. This weekend's NA...

    • Splatfest
    • Splatoon
    • Nintendo Switch

Friday13th Oct 2017

  • Guide How to Use Two or More Micro SD Cards in Your Switch for Limitless Storage

    Forget those 200GB monoliths

    Storage can be a bit of an issue on the Switch; the console's internal capacity is only 32GB, with a portion already reserved for the operating system, and bigger micro SD cards can be very expensive. Thankfully, you can rely several of the smaller, more affordable cards with relative ease. For those of you getting to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Switch eShop
    • Guides
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    Switch

    Review The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game

    Let go of this LEGO

    The LEGO franchise and the Switch have been good bedfellows of late, with both LEGO City Undercover and LEGO Worlds releasing on the console so far. The former we enjoyed. The latter? Not so much. Unfortunately for all of us, The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • LEGO Ninjago
  • Talking Point What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - The Triumphant(?) Return

    Because there are so many games to play

    A little while ago a Nintendo Life regular sent us an email to ask where the 'What Games Are You Playing This Weekend' (WGAYPTW™) series had gone. Of course, our chums over at Push Square have never stopped doing it, but we drifted away from the series a few years ago here on Nintendo Life. Why? Partly...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News Introducing Uka, A Weaponised Life Form In Xenoblade Chronicles 2

    The girl with a fox on her shoulder

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for Switch is not too far away now, launching on 1st December. The Japanese Twitter account has been doing a good job keeping us up to date with events and now we get our first look at Uka, who is one of the weaponised life forms in the game - known as Blades. Interestingly this character...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • News Check Out This Wonderful Super Mario Odyssey 3DS Theme

    "Let's do the Odyssey!"

    Just a couple of days ago we were treated to a free download of 'Jump Up, Super Star!', the crazily addictive song that has been accompanying Super Mario Odyssey since its reveal at E3 this year. Now, in addition to this and the wonderful live-action music video

    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Themes
  • News Niantic CEO on the Near Future of Pokémon GO

    Gen III Pokémon might not be far off

    A little while back, dataminers uncovered information in a new update to Pokémon GO that suggested the impending release of the Hoenn region Pokémon in the game, though nothing has yet come of it. Pokémon GO has continued to evolve and change gradually over time, although it’s been a while since the game...

    • Mobile
    • Pokemon Go
    • Updates
  • News RiME Will Use HD Rumble And Touchscreen Controls On Switch

    "Yeah, it’s really cool"

    Tequila Works' Remy Chinchilla has revealed that the long-awaited Switch version of RiME will make use of the console's unique HD Rumble feature. Speaking to WCCFTech, Chinchilla also mentioned that the touchscreen will be utilised for menus when playing in handheld mode: One of the features we put in was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Rime
  • News Steep Is Still Coming To Nintendo Switch, Honest

    "It's still something we have in our mind and are focusing on"

    Steep was one of the first third-party games to be confirmed for Switch release but Ubisoft has been curiously reluctant to talk about the Nintendo version of its snow-based sports title since then, which has led to some speculation that the porting process isn't going as smoothly as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Steep
    • Ubisoft
  • News Official Nintendo UK Store Opens Pre-Orders on Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Collectors Edition

    And the Pro Controller

    For those of us that were immersed into the worlds of Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles X, the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on the Switch is an exciting release. Those that want to go all-in also have the option of a Collectors Edition and Pro Controller design, which are certainly tempting. Now the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • News JYDGE Will Bring Dredd To The Switch eShop Next Week

    JYDGE for yourself

    We've recently seen a few games pop up on the Switch eShop from Nordic publisher 10tons. Next week, on 19th October, we'll be treated to JYDGE; it's a top-down shooter where you get to build your own cybernetic JYDGE and eradicate crime in the never-sleeping megacity of Edenbyrg. Here are some of the features boasted by...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Games
  • News NBA 2K18 Patch #4 Goes Live Soon, Fixes A Whole Buncha Stuff

    I wish I was a baller

    Our revised review for NBA 2K18 has recently gone live, but 2K Games isn't done patching its premier basketball title just yet. The company has just issued the patch notes for update number 4 - live now for PS4 and coming to Xbox One, Switch and PC "soon" - and there's a lot of reading involved. You can view the full patch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NBA 2K18
  • News Take a Look at Three Musou / Warriors Games Heading to Switch in Japan

    Funky fashion 'n all

    Fire Emblem Warriors is already out in Japan and is just a week away in North America / PAL territories. Of course, the Musou series is big business in Japan and we only get some of the games in the West; case in point, here are three Musou games heading to the Switch in Japan on 9th November. They are Dynasty...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Warriors
    • Musou
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    Switch eShop

    Review Sparkle 2

    Modernising a niche genre

    If you’ve ever played an entry from PopCap’s ZUMA series, or the late '90s Puzz Loop game by Mitchell Corporation, Sparkle 2 by 10tons falls under the same banner. For the uninformed, Sparkle 2 is a bit of a blast from the past, providing marble madness in the form of a puzzle match game. The fact this entry is a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Sparkle 2
  • Random You Can 'Level Up Your Look' With Super Mario Bros. Beauty Products

    Sure, why not

    In todays episode of 'Nintendo tweets the darndest things', we have its plug of shu uemura's Super Mario Bros. themed beauty products. It's tempting to be bemused by this, but in reality it makes perfect sense - we've had Mario-themed shoes, toys, plushes and lots of other things besides, so why not beauty products? Plus, you've got...

    • Nintendo
    • Random
    • Beauty
  • Video An Exclusive Look at Poi: Explorer Edition on Nintendo Switch

    The developer talks us through the first 20 minutes

    Not long ago we told you about Poi: Explorer Edition, an adventure platformer that's heading to the Switch later this month. "Inspired by the cheerful classics of 3D platforming", it looks like an interesting addition to the system that'll retail at $29.99USD when it lands on 24th October...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Poi
    • Polykid
  • News Fire Emblem Heroes Adding Characters From Genealogy of the Holy War

    There are legendary weapons too

    With Fire Emblem Warriors just a mere week away, you'd be forgiven for being so distracted with excitement that you'd forgotten all about Fire Emblem Heroes. If you are still enjoying everything the game has to offer, though, you'll be pleased to know that three new characters from the fourth game in the...

    • Mobile
    • Fire Emblem
  • News Pokkén Tournament DX Will Allow Online Team Battles In New Update

    And new recording features!

    A new update is on the way for Pokkén Tournament DX and, as well as the usual "improving gameplay", it promises to add some very welcome online and training features. Perhaps the most interesting thing coming to the game is the addition of Online Team Battles - these special contests see each player choose three...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Updates
  • News Superbeat: Xonic Receives New Switch Release Date

    Sounds good to us

    Superbeat: Xonic has been on our radar for a while now and was initially scheduled to release on Switch on October 3rd. Despite that date having now been and gone, we've been told the game is still heading to the console and, luckily, there isn't too long to wait. North America will be able to grab a copy on November 21st, with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Thursday12th Oct 2017

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    Switch

    Review NBA 2K18

    Hoop dreams

    Note: We originally posted our NBA 2K18 review last month but the game was essentially broken, with a number of serious game-affecting bugs. It was so severe that we were unable to give the game a score, because we considered it incomplete. While we really enjoyed the game when it worked properly, our advice at the time was clear:...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • NBA 2K18
  • News Square Enix Explains Why The Secret Of Mana Remake Isn't Coming To Switch

    "We hope to continue listening to the various requests from our fans"

    Square Enix is currently hard at work remaking one of its most beloved JRPGs, Secret of Mana. This SNES classic is right up there with Zelda and Final Fantasy in terms of player adoration, but amazingly the remake isn't coming to Switch. Speaking to Red Bull, producer Masaru...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Secret of Mana
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    Switch eShop

    Review Wulverblade

    Sharp and to the point

    The humble side-scrolling brawler was once a huge draw in the gaming industry, with titles like Double Dragon, Final Fight and Streets of Rage providing players with gratifying and visceral combat (usually with a friend in tow) across a wide range of stages and settings. When the arcades began to lose their importance in the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Wulverblade
  • Nintendo Download 12th October (North America)

    Wulverblade! Flame in the Flood! 88 Heroes! Yono! Much more!

    It’s Nintendo Download Update time and we have another busy week to enjoy in North America. The Switch eShop has a bumper line-up to consider, of course, though the Wii U and 3DS don’t miss out entirely; the little handheld even has a big-time RPG from Atlus that's out soon. There’s...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • Nintendo Download 12th October (Europe)

    Wulverblade! Flame in the Flood! 88 Heroes! Yono! Sine Mora EX! More!

    It's that time, once again, for the European Nintendo Download Update. It's another busy week with the Switch in particular getting loaded up with tempting options, though the 3DS and Wii U also have a bit to offer. Let's just right into the details, shall we? Switch Retail...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • New Nintendo 3DS
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    Review Tiny Barbarian DX

    Huge fun

    For kids that grew up in the 8- and 16-bit eras, names such as Rastan, Golden Axe and Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts are bound to pull one one's heartstrings. Taking up a warrior's sword (or lance - we see you, Arthur) and doing battle against all manner of fantastic creatures was a delight. Sadly, all of those series are now little more...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Tiny Barbarian DX
  • Random Here's The 'Switch Visor' - For The Lazy Players

    Just strap it to your face and play...

    While innovations such as Google Cardboard have made it easy to plonk a smartphone directly in front of your eyes for a cheap VR experience, we haven't really seen any third party accessory makers attempt to offer the same thing for the Switch yet; no doubt because there's no actual VR software. In...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
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    Switch eShop

    Review Neon Chrome

    Minor oversight

    Finding a home on consoles is an ongoing challenge for games that have seen success on Steam and smart devices. While free-to-play or relatively inexpensive titles are becoming available on digital marketplaces thick and fast, it could be argued that there is a degree of stigma that comes with titles making the shift from mobile to...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Neon Chrome
  • Feature Going Deeper With The Flame in the Flood on Nintendo Switch

    Post apocalyptic survival with a difference

    We're heading into another busy period of enticing releases on the Switch eShop, and The Flame in the Flood is certainly one to consider seriously. A 'rogue-lite' with a focus on survival in a post apocalyptic world may sound rote and by the numbers, but the game is more innovative than the description...

    • Features
    • Interview
    • Switch eShop
  • News OJO, a Dedicated Nintendo Switch Projector, Launches Its Indiegogo Campaign Soon

    Projecting the right image?

    A while ago we told you about OJO, a device pitching itself as a dedicated Nintendo Switch projector. The concept is pretty simple - you dock the Switch as normal and the projector will produce the output onto whatever surface you choose, with the idea being that the projector's portability will be a good fit for the...

    • OJO Projector
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Injustice 2 Director on the Possibility of Bringing the Game to Switch

    Or maybe Mortal Kombat...

    Those of you that had a Wii U in the first year of its release will no doubt remember the decent third party support that it received, and one of the big games it got was Injustice: Gods Among Us, the DC fighter from the studio that produces Mortal Kombat. Though NetherRealm understandably opted out of bringing Mortal...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Injustice
  • News Former Rare Dev Plans To Dish Out Some Raging Justice On Switch

    "We're planning on getting on Switch ASAP"​

    Those of you who follow the exploits of former Rare employees as closely as we do here at Nintendo Life may be  aware of Raging Justice, a side-scrolling fighter inspired by Streets of Rage and Final Fight from Nic Makin, who worked at the UK studio on titles such as Ka

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Forever Entertainment is 'Amazed' at Progress of Hollow on Nintendo Switch

    Targeting a full 1080p docked

    If you've been browsing the 'Coming Soon' section of the European eShop with regularity you've likely seen Hollow in the mix. A first-person shooter / horror title, it's been hard to judge for Switch as the store's trailer was only a cinematic video. The developer is keen to highlight that progress is solid, however,...

    • Switch eShop
    • HollowSciFi
  • News Vulpix Joins The Ever-Growing Pokémon Build-A-Bear Range

    And there goes another $60

    The Build-A-Bear Pokémon range is becoming a very easy on the eye - and not so easy on the wallet - collection of fan-favourite monsters in adorable plush form. It doesn't seem that long ago that we were telling you about Meowth joining the roster, but it seems yet another one is now available. Vulpix has arrived and can...

    • Pokemon
    • Build A Bear
    • Toys
  • News Crazy Justice Aims to Bring 'Battle Royale' Action to the Nintendo Switch

    Tapping into a craze

    If you watch a bit of YouTube or follow wider trends of PC gaming, you likely know all about PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS. It's taken the Battle Royale format and popularised it to an impressive degree, becoming one of the biggest active games in the world and the subject of console wars. Microsoft secured an upcoming port for...

    • Switch eShop
    • Battle Royale
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    Switch

    Review Soldam: Drop, Connect, Erase

    Peachy

    The Switch has earned something of a reputation for hosting modern updates of classics from the Japanese gaming canon, with notable reimaginings like Blaster Master Zero and Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap hitting the nostalgia button on Turbo mode. One of the more surprising returnees to take advantage of this trend was Soldam: Blooming...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Soldam
  • Random The Voice Of Mario Once Rapped As Dracula For A Corporate Video

    There's a headline we didn't think we'd ever write

    Charles Martinet is famous to Nintendo fans the world over as the voice of Mario, and has filled this role brilliantly since the '90s. However, it would be doing Martinet a great injustice to assume this is the only thing he has done in his illustrious career; he's acted on stage, in film and...

    • Random
    • Videos
    • Charles Martinet
  • News New Z-Moves Revealed In Pokémon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon

    Necrozma's forms also shown

    Just in case you're not already excited enough about the forthcoming Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, Nintendo has released more information on new Z-Moves in the game as well as details on the Pokémon Necrozma. First up is the Photon Geyser, is a Psychic-type special move that only...

    • 3DS
    • Pokemon
    • Videos
  • News Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL Will Battle Its Way Onto Switch This Year

    A version exclusive to Switch

    Indie game publisher Wired Productions has announced that Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL is heading to the Switch eShop in time for the Holiday season. The game is a twin-stick shooter which sees the player control 'tiny troopers' battling evil adversaries from around the world, with a collection of weapons at your...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL
  • News Check Out the New LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Story Trailer

    So many characters...

    We already know that LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 promises to be the real deal on Nintendo Switch, with all DLC and extras to be included. With that in mind we can perhaps allow ourselves to get quite excited for the November 14th / 17th (depending on region) release, as LEGO games can - when done well - be a treat. For those...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • LEGO Marvel
  • News Slime-San Will Be Getting its Free Expansion in the Next Two Months

    Also, a demo is on the way

    One of the standout games on the Switch eShop is that of Slime-San, the quirky platformer that stars a big green blob stuck inside a giant worm. It was a great game at launch, full of content, which made it all the more exciting when the developers announced that a sizable expansion would be adding a brand new story...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Slime-San
    • Updates
  • News Pokémon GO AR Photo Contest Launches

    Pokémon SNAP

    Niantic has launched the Pokémon GO AR Photo Contest this week, challenging players to snap "epic AR photos" while trying to catch 'mon. Trainers are asked to capture photos and upload them to Instagram with the hashtag #PokemonGOcontest. Should your image be selected as one of the top 10 picks, you'll win...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones

Wednesday11th Oct 2017

  • News Get the Official Free Download of Super Mario Odyssey's Jump Up, Super Star!

    Well, that's nice

    Super Mario Odyssey was a hit at E3 this year, but a surprising part of the show was the popularity of the game's song, 'Jump Up, Super Star!'. Its chirpy lyrics and Big Band stylings took off, and before long the track had been ripped and lovingly shared online. Now, following the release of an awesome musical video, Nintendo has...

    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Music
  • News The Latest Zelda: Breath of the Wild Free Gift Actually Has a Fun Tip

    This scribe had forgotten this quirky trick

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has all sorts of quirky and fun things to do, with obvious examples like shield surfing, propelling mine carts with bombs and more. One of the quirkier little tricks is easily forgotten, though, and the latest 'Tips from the Wild' news post on Switch provides a handy...

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  • Feature The Biggest Nintendo Switch eShop Games of 2017 - Fall / Winter Edition

    It's tough to pick a shortlist

    Recently we published our Fall / Winter edition of the 'Biggest Nintendo Switch Retail Games of 2017', which was relatively easy to put together. With less than three months left in the year there are only so many titles still coming, and in the retail space picking out 20 overall didn't leave many behind. Now,...

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  • News Splatoon 2 Version 1.4.0 Is Now Live

    What a doozy

    Nintendo has been very good about its post release support of Splatoon 2, regularly invigorating the game with fresh content, Splatfests, and balancing patches that make the competitive side that much fairer. The latest of these patches just recently went live, and now Nintendo has published the full patch notes. What’s immediately...

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  • News DOOM Provides a 'Good Reference Point' to What Wolfenstein II Will Offer on Switch

    Anything you can do, I can do too

    With DOOM and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus heading to Switch, many are understandably intrigued to see exactly how well they will perform on the system. Recently we shared details on how DOOM is set to look on the console - perhaps most notably including the fact that it will run at 720p

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  • News Rumours Swirl Around a 'Game Boy Classic' Trademark, But Don't Get Too Excited

    Not yet, anyway

    The Super Nintendo Classic / SNES Mini / cool little SNES / whatever you want to call it only arrived recently, but naturally some are already wondering about the next big thing. We've already had previous speculation about a potential N64 Mini, which not unreasonably drew on similarly relevant EU trademarks for Switch, NES and SNES...

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    Review Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle

    Is it a knock-out?

    Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is a fighting game spin-off from the Touhou Project – a series of video games, print works, and CDs that follow protagonist Reimu Hakurei adventuring through a haunted region of Japan. Reimu, as well as the series’ secondary character Marisa Kirisame, join a host of playable characters to...

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    Review Pankapu

    Dream on

    If you could only pick one genre that Nintendo systems have nailed down during their history, it would probably be the platformer. With the hat flinging, overall wearing mascot going on his own three dimensional odyssey at the end of this month, the Nintendo Switch has had a slew of top drawer 2D side scrollers to keep fans jumping for joy,...

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  • Feature Keeping Our Eyes Wide Open for Dimension Drive on Nintendo Switch

    2Awesome Studio tells us about its screen hopping shooter

    The Switch eShop's library of upcoming games continues to grow, but one game due relatively soon that needs to stay on the radar is Dimension Drive. Confirmed earlier in the year and currently in the final steps to securing a full release date, it's a shoot 'em up that aims to add its...

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  • News Rock 'N Racing Off Road DX Will Be Crashing Onto Nintendo Switch

    Encore!

    EnjoyUp Games has announced that Rock 'N Racing Off Road DX, a game that was previously released on Wii U as well as other platforms, is on its way to Nintendo Switch. The game features a variety of tracks, an arcade mode, time trials, and multiplayer action to get stuck into as well as a rock 'n' roll soundtrack for accompaniment. The game...

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  • Video Check Out Nintendo's Fabulous Live Action Super Mario Odyssey Musical

    Jump Up, Super Star!

    Super Mario Odyssey is now only a little over two weeks away, and plenty will be hoping that it delivers a memorable leap forward for the franchise. Early indications are certainly positive, and Nintendo's been doing an impressive job of marketing the upcoming sandbox platformer. The latest video is probably the best yet,...

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  • News This is the Police Gets Switch Retail and eShop Release Dates

    Hands up if you want to buy it

    THQ Nordic has been quite supportive of the Switch in its early days, opting to target the budget retail space with releases like Sine Mora EX. Next in line is This is the Police - confirmed during the Summer, it now has firm release details. Confirming that it has an M rating from ESRB, it's been

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  • News Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Takes Number One Spot in Japan, Switch Still on Top

    Modest sales all around, however

    It's the middle of the week, which means we have the Media Create chart results out of Japan; there are some interesting points to consider in what was clearly a relatively quiet week in the market. Starting with software we have Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions making its debut at number...

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  • News LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 on Switch Will Be Exactly the Same Version as Other Platforms

    No compromises here

    The Nintendo Switch sits in an interesting place in the broader console race; though it isn’t nearly as powerful as its competitors, the portable nature of it adds a whole new kind of appeal that sets it wholly apart. Even so, it’s more or less become expected that any major AAA games that make it to the device will be making...

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  • News Super Famicom Mini Greatly Outsold Famicom Mini In Japan

    It prints money!

    It's clear that the SNES Classic Mini has been a great success so far, with pre-orders selling out despite an appropriate volume of stock being shipped by Nintendo to supply demand this time - unlike the NES Mini which was notoriously difficult to pick up. The picture in Japan appears to be much the same, with Famitsu reporting...

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  • News Japan's Upcoming Splatfest Pits Agility Against Endurance

    With some lovely bonus artwork

    After Europe's interesting Splatfest theme last weekend we learnt that North America would be receiving a much more fitting Halloween-inspired contest at the end of this week. Now it's Japan's turn to show off its theme for the occasion - Agility vs Endurance.  The Japanese Twitter account for...

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    Review Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition

    Stand up to bullying

    Squareboy vs Bullies: Arena Edition is an action-fighting game for one to two players. It was originally released on mobile devices (without the ‘Arena Edition’ tagline) and is inspired by Game Boy era brawlers; the mobile version’s user interface actually uses a Game Boy-like border to house its controls. The game has...

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  • News Knight Terrors Will Haunt the Switch eShop on 24th October

    We see what they did there

    Halloween is getting closer, and we should expect some appropriately-themed games to grace the holiday / night / annoying day when the door bell constantly rings. Nicalis is stepping up with Knight Terrors, a title developed by FreakZone Games (which brought us Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures). It hits the Switch eShop...

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  • Site News Take a Tour Around Our New YouTube Studio

    Foaming at the mouth

    It's quite strange for me to be sat here writing something like this up, celebrating the unveiling of our new studio to you lovely people, when just three years ago I was just a part-time contributor to this fair site occasionally throwing up the odd news article for the supreme overlords. Now to be tasked with producing the...

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  • News Serial Cleaner Will Bring Quirky Crime to the Switch This Year

    Set in the '70s, of course

    Here's another interesting download game to add to the Switch eShop wishlist - Polish developer iFun4All S.A. has confirmed that its title Serial Cleaner is coming to Nintendo's system this year. Previously released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, it's a stealth game (of sorts) in which you take up contracts to clean up crime...

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  • News Here Are the Key Lessons that Nintendo Learned from the Wii U

    Hopefully those mistakes won't be repeated

    Nintendo was riding high with when the Wii was on the market, but as the Wii U showed, all that momentum can be quickly lost if it’s not handled properly. Though the Switch has been making great strides towards restoring faith in the company’s image, it’s still important that Nintendo stays mindful of...

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  • News Super Retro-Cade Launches This Year, Packs Capcom And Data East Classics

    Strider! Final Fight! 1943! Ghouls 'n Ghosts! Mega Man! Bad Dudes!

    Remember the Retro-Bit Generations? We didn't think all that much to it when we reviewed it back in 2016, but the company is trying to make amends with a second offering, this time focused on the history of Capcom and Data East. The Super Retro-Cade looks physically similar to the...

  • Preview Fire Emblem Warriors Could Be The Best Musou Game Yet

    A perfect tactical mix

    Despite its incredible popularity in Japan, Koei Tecmo's Warriors (or, if you prefer, Musou) series has never really captured western hearts and minds in quite the same way. To the outside observer, the series appears to be little more than mindless button-bashing, with no tactical nuance or depth. As fans of the franchise...

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  • Video See the True Grunt of the Switch with Fire Emblem Warriors & Hyrule Warriors Compared

    More powerful than you'd think

    We all know the Switch is more powerful than the Wii U, but it doesn't truly come to light just how far Nintendo's come until you see stuff side-by-side. Fire Emblem Warriors and Hyrule Warriors are perfect examples to show this, so we've put them together in the video above to allow you to see what Nintendo's latest...

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    Review Oxenfree

    Under The Skin

    Oxenfree is one of gaming’s greatest ghost stories. Granted, they’re a rare breed, the genuinely spooky video game, experiences that aren’t so much played as permitted to crawl across your skin, cooling the blood and yet quickening its flow. But Californian indie studio Night School’s debut production, originally released in...

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  • News Dragon Quest XI On Switch Is Powered By Unreal Engine 4

    Built on a more recent version than the PS4 edition

    Dragon Quest head honcho Yuji Horii has revealed at the Unreal Fest East 2017 event that the Switch version of Dragon Quest XI will use Unreal Engine 4. The Nintendo version is running on Unreal Engine 4.15, whereas the PlayStation 4 edition is running on 4.13 - a fact which goes some way to...

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    Review Earth Atlantis

    Go deep

    From the NES heyday shoot 'em ups like Gradius, and moving through the console generations with various sequels, Nintendo players have seemingly often had a soft spot for the genre. Right up to the recent tide of Neo Geo classics released on the Switch, including Blazing Star and Alpha Mission II, the genre continues to be well represented;...

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  • News Gear.Club Unlimited To Offer 4-Player Local Splitscreen, 1080p At 30fps Gameplay

    Race to the finish

    Eden Games - the studio behind the upcoming Switch racer Gear.Club Unlimited - has revealed that it will offer a 4-player splitscreen mode. Pascal Clarysse, Eden Games' CMO-at-large, dropped the news in an interview with Red Bull while explaining the big differences between the Switch title and the smartphone release on...

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  • News The Mummy Demastered Comes Out on 24th October

    Just in time for Halloween

    One of the many promising indie games that we have to look forward to on the Switch is that of The Mummy Demastered, a slick Metroidvania game based on the ill-fated Hollywood reboot. Not a whole lot has been shown off about this game, but based off of the footage that has been shown and the knowledge that WayForward is...

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  • Random Nineties Kids, Rejoice - Tamagotchis Are Making A Comeback

    Raising a friend

    Bandai is reviving its Tamagotchi virtual pet to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the brand. Created by Akihiro Yokoi, the pebble-shaped toy launched in Japan in 1996 and North America a year later, and sold millions. Each was equipped with a crude LCD screen, and the objective was to hatch a virtual pet and look after...

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  • Feature We Try Out Upcoming Switch eShop Titles from Merge Games

    Including The Count Lucanor and The Long Reach

    While a little bare at launch, Nintendo Switch’s library of eShop titles has exploded in recent weeks, now making it a virtual hotspot for new and exclusive releases. Joining the party with a few titles of its own is Merge Games, a game publisher that has been working with a number of different indie...

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  • News Infinite Minigolf Gets a 30% Discount on the Switch eShop

    Deal's up on 17th October

    Infinite Minigolf has been a pretty solid release on the Switch eShop this year, with the Zen Studios title including various features such as online multiplayer and cross platform sharing through the course editor. Just recently there was also free DLC - Tortuga - adding another environment along with Tournaments and user...

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  • News NeuroVoider's Switch eShop Sales Bring Another Success Story

    One month of Switch sales matches over a year on Steam

    In recent weeks we've seen a pleasing rush of positive news stories from Indie studios releasing their titles on the Switch eShop. In addition to the ramping up of support and weekly releases, studios have spoken out about the growing Switch audience embracing download releases in significant...

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  • News Masahiro Sakurai Goes Into Absorbing Detail on the Development of Kirby Super Star

    Learn from the best

    Over the past few weeks Nintendo has been publishing interviews with key developers of various SNES titles to coincide with the recent release of the SNES Mini and, bringing this fascinating series to a close, a sixth interview has been released to talk about Kirby Super Star. The interview is held with Masahiro Sakurai, creator...

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  • News Suda51 Has Considered Remaking GameCube Cult Classic Killer7

    "Are you awake from your nightmare?"

    Killer7 was one of the more unique games in the GameCube's library. Developed for Capcom by Suda51 and Grasshopper, it was the last of the "Capcom Five" games for the GameCube (well technically the fourth, as Dead Phoenix got cancelled). Killer7 was certainly quite intriguing and had a strong adult...

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  • News Super Putty Squad To Bring Amorphous Blue Blob Action To Switch In December

    On a mighty 8GB Switch cart!

    While Super Putty wasn't the most memorable game on the Super Nintendo, it was nonetheless a fun platformer which got remade for the Wii U and 3DS under the guise of Putty Squad.  System 3 still appears to have unfinished business with the amorphous blue blob as a Amazon UK listing has revealed that Super...

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  • News Tiny Barbarian DX Gets a Rather Huge Soundtrack Release

    Chiptune heaven

    Tiny Barbarian DX is out today and, whilst we've already seen some nice little goodies on offer alongside the physical retail version in North America, we now have something else for the whole world to enjoy. Releasing as a 76-track album, 'Tiny Barbarian DX: The Ultimate Chiptune Compilation' is now available to download...

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  • News Pokémon Global Link Will Soon Update For Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon

    It's time to evolve

    The release of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon is just over a month away and, to prepare for these new entries to the series, the Pokémon Global Link will soon be undergoing some rather major maintenance. From November 10th until November 17th (the release date for Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon) the Pokémon Global Link...

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  • Video Huey Games Shows Off Footage of Hyper Sentinel on Nintendo Switch

    Including those retro filters

    The Switch eShop already has a number of retro games available through the HAMSTER Neo Geo and arcade ports, while a number of titles can certainly be described as having a retro style. Hyper Sentinel will eventually add to the latter list, with its goal of bringing its own 'Neo Retro' approach to the shoot...

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  • News Official Nintendo UK Store Opens Pre-Orders on Fire Emblem Warriors and Limited Edition

    Standard editions include a poster

    Fire Emblem Warriors is just ten days away as we write this and is certainly looming large on the Switch release schedule; it's also coming to the New 3DS, too, don't forget. Plenty will have already put down pre-orders, but anyone in the UK interested in the limited edition or hoping to get something extra with...

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  • News Party Golf Gets a Tee Time for Its Switch Release

    Looks better than a fore out of ten (oh dear)

    Plenty of developers that have produced local multiplayer games are no doubt taking a long look at the Switch, picking up on the system's growing reputation for those kinds of titles. Another one adding to the list soon, which was initially announced earlier in the year, is Party Golf by Giant...

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